Paul M. Mersino
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Associate
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Butzel Long
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Paul M. Mersino is an associate in the Detroit office of Butzel Long. He is a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice Group where he represents public and private companies, both as plaintiff's attorney and defendant's attorney, in a number of areas including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, automotive supplier disputes, and landlord-tenant disputes. Mr. Mersino's practice has included all levels of state and federal court, including appeals to the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mr. Mersino is admitted to the State of Michigan, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. Mr. Mersino is a graduate of Ave Maria School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008), where he was the Senior Articles Editor of the Ave Maria Law Review, (2007-2008 Editor of the Year). He was on the Championship Team of the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition, (Spring 2008). His awards include the Best Written Brief Award for State of Michigan Moot Court Competition (Fall 2006); Finalist, Best Individual Oralist, Ave Maria Moot Court Competition (Spring 2006); and the Best Oral Advocate Award at the 2008 Commencement Ceremony. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwood University (B.A., 2005). His achievements while at Northwood included the Freedom Scholarship, Dean's List, President's List (Academics); Mock Trial Team (Captain, Founder); Student Senate Representative; and Phi Delta Theta National Fraternity (Vice President, Risk Management Chair). Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Mersino was a research assistant to Professor Lee Strang at Ave Maria School of Law and was a law clerk at the AFA Center for Law and Policy. His publications include Note, Patents, Trolls, and Personal Property: Will eBay Auction Away a Patent Holder's Right to Exclude?, 6 AVE MARIA L. REV. 307 (2007). Mr. Mersino is a Licensed Realtor of the State of Michigan. His memberships include the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, and Delta Mu Delta, Honorary Business Fraternity. News Media Releases 09.19.11, Butzel Long attorney Paul M. Mersino elected to Board of Directors of the Barristers Section of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association 06.09.11, Butzel Long receives Pro Bono Service Award from Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association 10.21.10, Butzel Long receives the Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award from the Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. Memberships State Bar of Michigan American Bar Association Delta Mu Delta (Honorary Business Fraternity) Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Board of Directors: Barrister's Section American Inns of Court Recognitions Ave Maria School of Law - Best Written Brief Award for State of Michigan Moot Court Competition (Fall 2006) Ave Maria School of Law - Finalist, Best Individual Oralist, Ave Maria Moot Court Competition (Spring 2006) Ave Maria School of Law - the Best Oral Advocate Award at the 2008 Commencement Ceremony Published Works Note, Patents, Trolls, and Personal Property, Will eBay Auction Away a Patent Holder's Right to Exclude?, AVE MARIA L. REV. (2007) Contributing Editor to Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium, Morton F. Daller, Editor-in-Chief (Aspen Publishers) Contributing Editor to Product Liability Desk Reference, A Fifty-State Compendium, Morton F. Daller, Editor-in-Chief (Aspen Publishers)
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US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit

US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit


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US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

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US District Court for the Western District of Michigan

US District Court for the Western District of Michigan


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2008
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Job position:
Associate
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Butzel Long
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Ave Maria School of Law
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
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magna cum laude

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Northwood University
Academic degree:
B.A. - Bachelor of Art
Dates attended:
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